You don't actually have to buy anything more than a region-free DVD player to play PAL discs (one that converts PAL , obviously). Any receiver and speaker system will work with any DVD player with the appropriate input jacks, which most players have. Buying some of those titles within the US might be difficult, as I don't recall any sites that carry them, but then I haven't looked at more than a couple. As for players, you can find players that convert PAL even at places like Best Buy, you just have to know which ones do it. Don't have time to post more, but you can check out threads at sites like DVD Talk, in their import forum, for more info about a range of players.